Call for questions from our president, Dr. Meina Liu:
After two successful online brown bag discussion panels that were hosted by ACCS via WeChat this summer (respectfully focusing on job search/publications/grants and tenure/promotion/relocation, we are currently collecting questions for the third one, which will focus on “health communication.” Our guest speakers include Dr. Xiaoli Nan from the U. of Maryland, Dr. Xiaoquan Zhao from George Mason U., and Dr. Bu Zhong from Pennsylvania State U. The online brownbag panel will take place at 9:30pm on Friday, October 20. If you have questions or concerns related to health comm that you’d like any of our guest speakers to talk about, please send them to Dr. Qinghua Yang (firstname.lastname@example.org), one of the ACCS external affairs committee members.
9/9/17 News Digest by Luling Huang
Dear ACCS Members,
I am pleased to share the latest 2017 ACCS news digest with you.
Highlights:1. Position Announcement: Assistant Professor of PR and Strategic Communication, Oakland University
2. Position Announcement: Full-Time Instructor and Media Learning Lab Director, University of Colorado Denver-International College Beijing
If you would like to share position announcements, conference announcements, call for submissions, or other information to ACCS members, please email me at email@example.com. Our next email digest is scheduled for October 6, 2017.
1. Position Announcement: Assistant Professor of PR and Strategic Communication, Oakland University
The Department of Communication and Journalism at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in our new public relations and strategic communication major. The appointment begins August 15, 2018.
The position is designed to cultivate the new major. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate courses in the areas of public relations and strategic communication, maintain an active research agenda, and provide leadership and service within the department, college, and university.
Required qualifications include: a Ph.D. in public relations, strategic communication, or related field at time of appointment; experience teaching undergraduate courses in public relations and strategic communication and demonstrated activity in scholarly arenas, such as conference presentations, publications, or similar, with an articulated research agenda.
Teaching responsibilities would include teaching quantitative methods and basic courses in public relations and strategic communication. Professional experience in the PR field is desirable. The ideal candidate will strengthen our existing curriculum by developing new courses in one or more of the following areas: social media, health communication, media technologies and strategic communication.
Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral research institution located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 132 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing.
Interested applicants must submit 1) a CV, 2) a cover letter, 3) a teaching philosophy, (4) a research statement, 5) unofficial transcripts; and 6) three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Applications received by September 15 will receive the highest priority. Inquiries can be directed to Holly Shreve Gilbert (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Quick link to job posting:
http://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/114742. Position Announcement: Full-Time Instructor and Media Learning Lab Director, University of Colorado Denver-International College Beijing
The CU Denver Department of Communication invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track teaching position at the International College Beijing (ICB). The job will commence in February, 2018. Depending on the performance of the individual hired, multi-year renewals are possible. Depending on departmental needs, this position may also have the opportunity to teach a semester at the Denver campus, thus rotating semesters between teaching in Beijing and teaching in Denver. We seek to hire a colleague who can direct the ICB’s Media Learning Laboratory while teaching courses that touch upon the analysis and production of New Media and Strategic Communication. The ideal candidate would also be able to teach courses in our general communication curriculum.
About the ICBLocated in the Haidian District of Beijing, ICB is an international partnership between the China Agricultural University (CAU) and the University of Colorado Denver that offers complete undergraduate programs in Economics and Communication. All courses are administered and taught by CU Denver faculty in English, and the degree earned is awarded by CU Denver. The ICB program offers a thriving and collegial environment that strives to embody the best promises of international education and features classes on diversity, globalization, new media (analysis and production), civic engagement, and more. For more information about the CU Denver/ICB program, please see the International College Beijing web site: international.ucdenver.edu/Beijing.
Job DescriptionWe seek a candidate who can fulfill the service role of directing the ICB’s Media Learning Laboratory, a facility serving the entire ICB program, where students learn how to produce and analyze a wide range of media. In this capacity, the successful candidate will need to: 1) be familiar with basic studio lighting set-ups and the operation of a variety of professional-grade video cameras; 2) be conversant with the Adobe Creative Suite, Apple's Final Cut X, and other graphic software design platforms; 3) be an experienced teacher of these skills and manager of such resources; and 4) be an enthusiastic facilitator of the student projects produced in this Learning Lab. Fulfilling this role will count as part of the Instructor’s service component to the Department.
In addition to directing the Media Learning Lab, the teaching load is 7 courses per academic year (3 in spring and 4 in fall). The instructor will be responsible for teaching a range of communication courses held in the Media Learning Lab, such as, but not limited to, Introduction to Strategic Communication, Advertising, Advanced Strategic Communication, New Media, New Media Production and Management, Media Writing Skills, or other courses that fall within the candidate’s areas of expertise.
Instructors receive two round-trip airline tickets between Beijing and their home country, international health insurance, and free on-campus housing. Semesters are 15 weeks long; semester start dates are based on the lunar calendar with fall semesters beginning early to mid-September, and spring semesters beginning in mid-January to early-February.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire (see note below regarding Chinese citizens).
Faculty hired to teach at ICB must be able to meet the requirements to obtain the Z Visa to work in China (http://english.gov.cn/services/workinchina/); our understanding of these requirements include holding a Master’s degree or above, demonstrating at least 2-years teaching experience, and holding a graduate degree that matches the area that the applicant will teach. Under these Chinese rules, the maximum age of candidates seeking a work Visa is 59.
The University does not have direct authority to hire Chinese citizens working in China. Interested Chinese citizens should contact Megan Jorgensen (email@example.com) for additional information.
Salary and BenefitsSalary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.
The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.
The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.
The Department of Communication is committed to promoting civic engagement and the use of communication to foster a more equitable and humane world. These values are embedded in our curriculum and embodied in all aspects of our faculty’s performance.
Minimum Qualifications include an M.A. in Communication; 2 years teaching experience; and demonstrated excellence in teaching and mastery of the media production and editing skills noted above. Preferred Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Communication or a closely allied field, such as journalism or mass communication; preference is for an individual who has experience teaching in an international setting and a personal and scholarly interest in diverse cultures; fluency in or the desire to learn Mandarin is valued.
Instructions to Applicants:Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Stephen J. Hartnett, Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 303.315.1914 (Denver is on USA Mountain Time). Please do not submit any of your application materials to Dr. Hartnett. Instead, applications are accepted electronically at https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/moresearch.ftl?lang=en, where candidates should search for Job ID # 10926.
Candidates will submit a letter of introduction, a full CV, sample syllabi, and other evidence of teaching excellence electronically. Letters of recommendation will only be requested of finalists, but should be ready for submission. Review of applications will begin on September 22 and will continue until a hire is made.